<br /> Lee Letter: n548

Washington and Lee University

Sender: James Forbes
Recipient: Thomas Sim Lee

My Dear Sir, Philadelphia

I have your favour of the 18th Ulto. have not wrote you for a long time,
owing to the iregularity of the post, And my expecting to leave this
every week, And indeed the events of both Health & Spirits, both of
which I have in a grate measure lost, by my long & close
confinement to business & want of
exercise.1 The Inclosed Letter for our
Legislature2 you will Please to have
deliverd, it is to request that a representation may be sent forward,
& another Delegate appointed in my place, at all events I am
determind to leave this by the middle of next month. The Letter for
Diggs Incloses Letters from the Doctr from Tenerieff, Allso a
Certificate of his Exchange, which I have got don by being at the Board
of Admirality.

Mr. Dickinson is still in Deleware. I wrote him to let me know his lowest
price for the Coach but have not received an answer, have no prospect
of geting you a pair of Horses. I have sent you the weekly papers for
this month, no news but what you must have heard.

I ever am, Dr sir,
Your affectionate,

James Forbes

[P.S.] I recd yours by Doctr Brown & immediately forwarded your Letter
to Richmond.

Notes:

Receiver’s copy, Lee, Horsey, and Carroll Papers deposit (1985), Maryland
Historical Society.

1 Forbes, whose last vote was recorded the previous day, soon stopped
attending Congress altogether because of ill health. He last
collaborated with George Plater on a delegate letter to Governor Lee
on March 7 and he received his final committee assignment on March
10. Forbes died the 25th. See JCC, 16:218, 243, 273, 277, 285 – 86; and
Samuel Holten’s Diary, March 25, 1780.

2 Not found.